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The GreenH2UB is a hydrogen factory that, through electrolysis, converts sustainably produced energy from wind and solar farms into green hydrogen.
Hydrogen provides the solution to transform transportation and industry. Green hydrogen produced in the GreenH2UB makes fast refueling possible for transport over long distances and within urban areas. The current use of grey hydrogen in the industry can be replaced by green hydrogen to obtain a zero-emission footprint. Companies within a range of 15 kilometer can be supplied via a custom-built gas grid or a so-called hydrogen pipeline. Green hydrogen can be used as a substitute for natural gas for high-temperature heat (HTW). That’s why the region Brainport Eindhoven invests in hydrogen innovations.
The GreenH2UB is a hydrogen factory where sustainably produced energy from wind and solar farms is converted into green hydrogen. It involves the conversion of pure water with electrons (kWh) into clean green hydrogen molecules.After compression, hydrogen can be stored and delivered on time to the mobility sector (trucks, cars, public buses, ship vessels, etc.), industry, or the built environment.
GreenH2UBs will be built near onshore renewable energy production, highways, and industry. Next to grid stations with limited capacity, the GreenH2UBs can provide a long-term and sustainable solution. As-well as in municipalities where the deployment of green hydrogen is part of the heat vision.
In Brainport Eindhoven, the first GreenH2UB is being realized at the Kempisch business park. Together with local stakeholders, the feasibility of selling green hydrogen and residual heat is being mapped out. The GreenH2UB is sized at 10 MW and will be connected to wind farm De Pals. The construction of the wind farm and the GreenH2UB will coincide around Q4 2022 and Q1 2023.
GreenH2UB originated from a collaboration between the Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM), Brainport Development and Force Renewable Energy b.v.. Since 2018 the concept has been further developed with partners. Hydrogen production and its application will play an important role in the energy transition in the coming decades. For the entire manufacturing chain in the region, it will create many opportunities in terms of employment, entrepreneurship, mobility, CO2 reduction, and export.